Article overview: Persecution abroad


Chinese regime influence cited in Russian ban on Falun Gong books, human rights watchdog reports

By Stephen Gregory & Helena Zhu. The main text of the spiritual practice Falun Gong is studied in 114 countries around the world, has been translated into 30 languages, and was a runaway best seller in Beijing, but last week a regional appeals court in Russia banned it. Human rights activists and Falun Gong practitioners say the ban is due to pressure on Russia from the Chinese regime. READ MORE

10-03-2012 Persecution abroad